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5 Ways To De-Clutter After The Holidays

5 Ways To De-Clutter After The Holidays

In the spirit of sustainability, we wanted to share a few tips to recover from the holidays. It can be overwhelming, between Christmas and New Years Eve parties, entertainment and holiday events. The junk can really start to pile up. Remove any clutter or dust from the […]

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Tips and Tricks for Composting in Vancouver

Tips and Tricks for Composting in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver and Metro Vancouver banned all food scraps from the garbage back in 2015. Your food isn’t garbage and organic waste must be separated and recycled. Stats on the City of Vancouver website state, food scraps make up 40 percent of the garbage going […]

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Eco Friendly Father’s Day Tips

Eco Friendly Father’s Day Tips

Deciding how to spend Father’s Day with your family should be fun but it’s easy to stress about finding the perfect gift. When you remember to focus on spending time together, you’ll create both a memorable and an eco friendly Father’s Day. Cook for him Cooking a […]

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Green Coast Rubbish Launches New Binder Recycling Program

Green Coast Rubbish Launches New Binder Recycling Program

Green Coast Rubbish is proud to announce a new one-of-a-kind binder recycling program for our clients in the Metro Vancouver area.

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How to Reuse or Recycle your Old Furniture

How to Reuse or Recycle your Old Furniture

It’s that time again – time for spring cleaning! And that means figuring out what the heck to do with your old furniture. We get it – you’re done with that table or chair. Your ottoman has seen better days. And that upholstery is yesterday’s news.  Maybe […]

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Deconstructing Vancouver’s Green Demolition Bylaw

Deconstructing Vancouver’s Green Demolition Bylaw

Home owners and property developers in the city of Vancouver will follow new demolition waste recycling requirements for houses built before 1940 thanks to the Green Demolition Bylaw which went into effect on September 1, 2014. From now on, a minimum of 75% of the demolition waste […]

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ReStore and Habitat for Humanity

Taking care of the environment, and helping people in our communities: these are two fundamental ideas we’ve built our company on from the start. They help us strive to reuse or recycle many unwanted materials, keeping them out of our landfills. If those materials can then be used […]

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MEC North Shore Bike Fest Goes Green

At Green Coast Rubbish, we fervently believe that being involved in the community is just as important as servicing it. We have shared with you all about our love of mountain biking before (here, here, here, here and even here). As you can imagine, we were thrilled when […]

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Create Memories, Not Garbage

This holiday season, Metro Vancouver is encouraging people to become ‘green angels’ by creating memories, not garbage. In other words, help reduce the amount of garbage this season by giving high quality and meaningful gifts such as experiences or home-made goods. Metro Vancouver’s Create Memories, Not Garbage campaign […]

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Couch Recycling: Achieving a Responsible End of Product Life Cycle

For many, the end of the month will mean moving day, so we thought now would be a good time to highlight a service that might be useful to those who are relocating, or just simply looking to downsize, and who want to ensure that their discarded […]

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